Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2011-10-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We are setting up a new server for approx. 10 users to connect to from within out internal network and also from the outside.  What is the difference with just allowing RDP conections and doing it that way and installing the Terminal Services role on the server?  We do not want to purchase any CALS or licenses if possible.  I have RDP connections turned on right now and myself and my boss have been testing and everything has ben working fine.  Why if at all would we need to install Terminal Services on this server if we can RDP to it as it is??

Thanks in advance.
Question by:cqr213
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    Terminal Services Licensing will allow more then 2 connections via RDP.  By default, only two connections can be made before the server will start denying access.
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    by:Darius Ghassem
    Like the statement said you can only have two concurrent connections using Remote Desktop Admin Mode. For more the two connections you must use the Terminal Server\RDS mode which require you to purchase TS\RDS CALs.

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